April marks many things; Easter Sunday, the Thai New Year (this Sunday if you didn’t know) and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.
Testicular cancer is considered a rare cancer however it is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34. This cancer is generally classified by the type of germ cell tumour the patient has – seminomas are more common than non-seminoma tumours and are fortunately the type with better prognosis. Caucasians experience higher rates of testicular cancer than any other ethnicity and individuals with undescended testis, abnormal testicular development or family history of this disease are also considered at risk.
We have recently added Testicular Cancer to our Epiomic database. Segmenting the total eligible population by histopathology and hormone/protein levels such as hCG and LDH, gives our clients a more granular view of this disease and has generated over 100 sub-populations.
Knowing the number of patients in specific sub-populations is important when valuing a new product or forecasting future sales. If you are interested in subscribing to Testicular Cancer or to one of over 100 diseases in the Epiomic database, please contact us or visit our website at www.epiomic.com
Did you know...last year, of the patients in France that had testicular cancer, 41% were between the age of 20 and 34?